Christmas: Sequin baubles

sequin-baubles

I had a load of ideas for different ways to interpret the “circle” theme for this month’s Create A Smile challenge, but in the end I decided to do something a bit different and make a card with no stamping at all. A bit of an odd choice when coming up with a design for a challenge run by a company known for their stamp sets, but luckily they also have some really nice chipboards as well, some of which have been sitting unused in a drawer for far too long. And of course, they also sell Pretty Pink Posh sequins. And yes, this is stretching the challenge guidelines to breaking point, but the challenge is what inspired this card and I just had to make it once I’d had the idea…

So, armed with chipboards, sequins, embossing powder, lots of glossy accents and even more patience, I set about making some Christmas baubles.

Continue reading

Misc: Snow queen box card

snow-queen-square

Another thing checked off my “things to try” list: my first box card. The latest challenge from The East Wind is to create a project with some movement in it; including either something that actually moves or a representation of movement. I chose to go with the first one and, after running through various options, decided to create a box card with elements supported on strips of acetate, which will wobble.

Continue reading

Thanks: Succulent sketch

succulent-square

September’s challenge over at Seven Hills Crafts is a sketch. One of these days I’ll figure out how to interpret sketches in a novel and interesting way (and still have it recognisable), but today is not that day. Instead, I’ve used the sketch as is, but divided it into layers with the pots at the bottom, the plants that go in the pots in the middle, and the bugs that fly over them at the top.

Continue reading

Misc: Magician Mae

magician-maeInspired by Erica on Instagram, I decided it was time to have a dig through my collections of backgrounds, die-cut pieces and bits of colouring and see if I could match them up and turn them into cards. I’ve seen these piles of odds and ends referred to as UFOs — unfinished objects — but I think Erica’s name for them is much classier: PhDs, or Projects Half Done.

Continue reading